[development] Bridging PHP to Java or C++?
karoly at negyesi.net
Wed Dec 28 21:59:19 UTC 2005
> My question to the Drupal community is: which is easier to bridge (Java
> C++) to PHP (and specifically to Drupal)?
Writng a PHP extension is probably easier in C. Insofar, I have not seen
any Java extension.
> My vote is for Java, as I can distribute the (GPL'd) bytecode more easily
> than pre-compiled C++ binaries.
and you make Java mandatory on the server. That's not a good idea.
> On a more general note, do any modules currently require php extensions
> are not in PEAR? If so, how do they handle getting the module compiled
Very few if any module require any PHP extension which is not in the PHP
core. Some reuqire a few scripts that are in PEAR like simpletest, but
that's rare. But scripts are not extensions.
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